Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Sew Kind of Wonderful Blog Hop !!!

Happy August 27th Everyone!  And where the heck did summer go? Most kids have already started school, the temps are starting to dip a bit, the days aren't as long, the yard is looking a bit sad, and so am I... It's an understatement to say that I LOVE summer.



A close up of the fun block I made into a pillow with the Sew Kind of Wonderful new pattern Metro Scopes!


I needed a little something to cheer me up at this end of another season... So you could say I was a little giddy when the girls over at Sew Kind of Wonderful asked me to be part of their Sew Kind of Wonderful Blog Hop this week! 

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I'm joining some fabulous quilters who are bringing some fantastic Quick Curve Ruler ideas, projects, patterns, etc... to blog land this week.

There will be some giveaways along the way, and a linky party at the end of the blog hop!


For my little part in the hop, I got the pleasure of playing with one of the new patterns called Metro Scope. I'm in love with this block! 









And I also got my hands on their beautiful book, " Contemporary Curved Quilts". There is just not enough time in the day to make all the quilts I want to make. Including most every quilt in this wonderful book! Although I think the "Fresh and Trendy" quilt on the cover... might be my favorite. 




Oh and before I forget... There will be a "Curve it Up" Challenge Quilt Along on the Sew Kind of Wonderful Blog starting in September! 




So for this week, be sure you go visit everyone so that you don't miss a giveaway and some great inspiration!













Happy Sewing! 
ooxx`jodi
#SKOWbloghop



Monday, August 25, 2014

Orange Peel Quilt Along

Back in July I joined Amber in Jessica's Orange Peel Quilt Along 



I chose to make the mini quilt in the book 101 Fabulous Small Quilts 



Photo Credit:  Martingale / Photographer Brent Kane


Slowly but surely I've been working on it here and there and finally have a finish!


I stopped at 12 Orange Peel blocks instead of doing the 16 in the pattern. And I opted to not to put any borders on except a 2" white border. 


Although I'm less than thrilled with my not so precise applique... {Those poor center points...}  I LOVE LOVE LOVE this mini! I can't wait to hang it on the wall.  


I am super duper happy with the scraps I chose for this project. I LOVE the colors. Some of these scraps I've had for quite a while, they are some of my favs...


And it feels so good to have a finish! And I finished just in time to join Jessica's Linky Party on her blog HERE ... 

OK I'm off to a busy week!  I hope everyone has a great week! 

Be sure to come back Wednesday!  I am thrilled to be part of the Sew Kind of Wonderful Blog Hop! And I have the cutest project to show you!  I got to play with one of Sew Kind of Wonderful's new patterns and it's so fun! 

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See you then.....
Happy Sewing !!!
ooxx`jodi

Friday, August 22, 2014

AccuQuilt BOB Blog Hop!

Welcome to the AccuQuilt BOB Blog Hop and take a look at the new table runner I made this week! 

Blazing Star Table Runner


I've blogged about my fabulous GO! Baby accuquilt cutter before... My last project was my Red and White Hunter Star Table Runner.  I still have fabric sitting here to make a whole quilt... {not enough time in the day.....}

Well... the fabulous peoples over at AccuQuilt recently invited me to participate in their BOB Blog Hop! 





Who's BOB you ask? BOB stands for Block On Board.  Block On Board or BOB die designs enable you to create an entire block with just one die. So cool! You can learn more about BOB dies... HERE...

So a fun package arrived in the mail a couple weeks ago, and as soon as I got some chores done around the house... I went to work cutting and sewing. 


Blazing Star Table Runner


I chose to share the GO! Blazing Star block with you. It's made using a BOB Blazing Star 12" die by Eleanor Burns!




Every time I use a die from accuquilt, I am blown away.  Everything matches so perfectly and sews together so effortlessly. It's amazing!

This block was no different. 

Here is a Wall Hanging made with the Blazing Star die.... [the pattern is free from Aug. 18 - Aug 31 HERE]



photo courtesy of AccuQuilt 

I decided I should probably get a jump start on Christmas presents. I know! Crazy to even say that word!  But... last year I kind of stressed myself out sewing at the last minute. So this year...hopefully....I can enjoy the process a little more. 

Blazing Star Table Runner

There's a great line up of quilting bloggers participating in the BOB Blog Hop, be sure and check their posts out....

August 18th – Samplings from a Blue Ribbon Girl – GO! Flowering Snowball
August 19th – Strip Quilter – GO! Ohio Star
August 20th – Freemotion by the River – GO! Log Cabin
August 21st – A Quilting Life – GO! Dresden Plates
August 22nd – Pleasant Home – GO! Blazing Star
August 23rd – Living Water Quilter – GO! Hunter Star
August 24th – Ray’s Sew Crafty – GO! Double Wedding Ring
August 25th – Blue Feather Quilt Studio – GO! Rob Peter to Pay Paul
August 26th – One Stitch at a Time – GO! Double Wedding Ring
August 27th – Beaquilter – GO! Log Cabin
August 28th – Sew Incredibly Crazy – GO! Rob Peter to Pay Paul
August 29th – Sew Fresh Quilts – GO! Ohio Star

Blazing Star Table Runner



Happy Sewing!!!
ooxx`jodi


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